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Monday, January 2, 2017

Building a Framework of Hope Part 1

Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ
and be taken forward to maturity…” Heb 6:1 NIV

For Christians, deciding to follow Christ—AKA being “saved”—,is the FIRST STEP in a life-long process of maturing into the likeness of Christ.

But some treat salvation as the LAST STEP. They never grow past being a “babe in Christ”. 

Other Christians move forward only to stall out at some point along their journey. 

Neither is how God intended the Christian life to be.

He calls us to mature:  Just like an infant is to become a child, grow into a teenager and then mature into an adult.  

But growth and development don’t end with being an adult. 

Even adults continue to move forward and age. 

They go from young adulthood, to middle aged, and finally into their “golden years”. 

If at any point along this natural progression a person stops developing, there is a problem that must be addressed.

This same principle applies to our Spiritual growth.

God does not call us into Salvation simply for us to “get out of hell”.

He does not like a Luke Warm follower—one who is satisfied with the “status quo” or who treats Christianity as a “to-do” list.

God calls us into a LIFE LONG journey with Him. A relationship.

Sadly, many Christians don’t have a clue about how to mature in Christ. Some even think going to church makes them mature—and it is a good start.

But there is more. So much more.

So how do we build upon the foundation of our Salvation?

In the coming weeks I want to help you mature by building a framework of hope upon that foundation. It is my prayer that this series will inspire you to move beyond where you currently are in Christ and into a deeper, fuller experience with Him. One that will help you withstand the storms of life. 

“Suppose one of you wants to build a tower.
Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost
to see if you have enough money to complete it?
For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it,
everyone who sees it will ridicule you,Luke 14:28-29 NIV

You’re saved.

You have the foundation.

Will you join me in building upon it?

For further Bible Verses regarding Maturing in Christ click here.

If you’re not a Christian, or are uncertain, and want more information about becoming a follower of Christ please visit my blog post about Salvation.

I look forward to sharing this journey with you.

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